Psyllids (superfamily Psylloidea), also known as jumping plant lice, are a group of plantsap sucking Hemiptera which can get significant pest status for crops, forest trees and ornamental plants. Only seven species of psyllids have been recorded in Luxembourg so far. An additional group of seven species has been recorded exclusively, based on the findings of their galls or specific plant deformations; but no mention exists in the literature on the actual collection of the inducing insect in Luxembourg. To fill this knowledge gap, field collections were carried out during the years 2019-2020. In addition, samples from 1999-2000 stored in the wet collection of the Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg were investigated. This research, in combination with information coming from the literature, allowed us to list 48 species of the families Aphalaridae (5 species), Liviidae (5), Psyllidae (24) and Triozidae (14), though the presence of one species within the latter family (Trioza rhamni) needs to be confirmed. Brief information on geographical distribution, biology and (if available) illustrations of diagnostic characters are provided on the psyllid species detected in Luxembourg so far.

First systematic inventory of the jumping plant lice of Luxembourg (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Psylloidea)

Rapisarda, Carmelo
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2022

Abstract

Psyllids (superfamily Psylloidea), also known as jumping plant lice, are a group of plantsap sucking Hemiptera which can get significant pest status for crops, forest trees and ornamental plants. Only seven species of psyllids have been recorded in Luxembourg so far. An additional group of seven species has been recorded exclusively, based on the findings of their galls or specific plant deformations; but no mention exists in the literature on the actual collection of the inducing insect in Luxembourg. To fill this knowledge gap, field collections were carried out during the years 2019-2020. In addition, samples from 1999-2000 stored in the wet collection of the Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg were investigated. This research, in combination with information coming from the literature, allowed us to list 48 species of the families Aphalaridae (5 species), Liviidae (5), Psyllidae (24) and Triozidae (14), though the presence of one species within the latter family (Trioza rhamni) needs to be confirmed. Brief information on geographical distribution, biology and (if available) illustrations of diagnostic characters are provided on the psyllid species detected in Luxembourg so far.
Psyllids; Luxembourg; species diversity; biology; ecology
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